Additional building switch

ive never achieved the following, id like to add a switch to our network that it some meters away.  How best to achieve this?
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Could you please provide some clarification on what you're trying to achieve? A switch shouldn't be a major issue to add to a network, provided the needed cabling is already there (or will soon be in place).
John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
Adding a switch is not that big deal ...just connect it with an existing switch with a cable and that's all...then connect the computers that need network access again via cables to this new switch....the real deal comes when you want something more from your switch than simply providing network access like VLAN,Qos...etc
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
We will replace 3 switches soon, which will be a stack.  We have vlans and qos already,  The new one will located in a different room.   So use a cat5/6 connection or fiber?  Never used anything other than cat5/6.
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Peter CalderNetwork AdministratorCommented:
How far away and what kind of bandwidth do you need between these switches?

For example, we have switches that are around 300m away from the core - we have multimode OM4 cable to that building, and can achieve 10Gbps... Other buildings are slightly further away so we have single mode OS1 fibre to there and achieve 10Gbps.

Really it all depends on the bandwidth requirements, distance, chance of interference from power, and price. My personal preference is for fibre, but the solution should always fit the problem and the circumstances.

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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Will go for an additional switch or aruba stacked.  depending on budget.
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